Thursday, May 31, 2012


This is another of the gorgeous stamps by Anna Marine - although she's originally drawn as a dark image I like to use them in a much prettier way, not particularly being a fan of gothic and dark themes.

This one is called VAMPIRE but for me I think she makes a much more beautiful image when used in a more vampy/sexy way.

This stamp can also be purchased as a plate (4 stamps) ©Anna Marine's sheet 6, Plate 207

more views

inside view

For more information check out my blog here and why not take a look at the other gorgeous stamps available at Sweetpea stamps.

Best wishes,

One Sweet Challenge last call!

The month is almost up- have you added your entry in our May Flower theme challenge? The rules are in the sidebar - just add the link to your creation in the comment area of this post of the One Sweet Challenge blog. You could win a $10 gift card with us.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Mood Garden

This image is called Moon Garden, part of plate #124, and is drawn by ching-chou kuik for Sweet Pea Stamps.  I have paired her with some Basic Grey paper and decided she looks wonderful in blue and as a redhead.  How would you color her?

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

NEW RELEASE!!! ching chou kuik

ching chou kuik's sheet #44, plate #211 available for pre-ordering

more details on website

Connie-Wings 'N Things

This lovely stamp titled
"Angel Kisses" 
may be found on plate #17 or by clicking
It is unique in that there are both large and small images
of different angels with several very
nice verses as well.
When I saw this pretty paper by DCWV I knew
I would use it, just had to find a Sweet Pea stamp
that went with it!
Several dies were used: 
ivy die by Poppystamps
butterfly die by Cheery Lynn Designs
label 16 die by Spellbinders
pearls by Kaiser
gold leaf pen by Krylon
paper by DCWV "Mariposa"
I cut vellum for underlaying the butterfly wings
but you can't see it very well.
Run and check out those older Sweet Pea stamps
and you will find some very good deals!!
Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Seasons Winter

Hi everyone, today I want to show you a new card I just created with one of the fabulous images from  Rebecca Sinz' 'Seasons Winter'. It is available as a single stamp, but also on Plate #200 together with three more amahzing images of all three other seasons. Although it is called Seasons Winter I decided to colour this beautiful image in more autumnal colours with my Distress Inks.

Here's a close up of the image...

Thank you so much for looking. Wish you a wonderful day!
Hugs, Karina

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Dusty Rose and Forest Companion

Here's a striking image from Sweet Pea artist Joanne Schempp called Dusty Rose. I will confess that I was not hooked on this image when I first saw it, I got hooked by this image when I saw several other design team members make some amazing projects, check out their stunning creations to see my inspiration.
I had to choose my favorite colors, of course, which is a warm tone, reds and oranges, also as summer approaches, I tend to use more and more in that color family. I think she looks delightful in that color. Even though her coloring is very bright, I still kept a dusty rose color. I added a small vellum saying "All I need is your Love" which I think is very fitting for this card. Here's a close up of the stamp image. Isn't Joanne Schempp a wonderful artist? She has many brand new stamps available at the store right now.
I think springtime is perfect for showing faries with baby animals. This wonderful Sweet Pea stamp is called Forest Companion (Plate #110). I colored her up in greens for the season, but artist ching chou-kuik also did a stunning job on her coloring, so check it out on the website to see how differently it looks.

I am using some paper from WE R Memory Keepers and cardstock from Neenah and DCWV; A beautiful border punch from Martha Stewart; great ribbon from Prima; a die cut from Lifestyles and a lovely saying from Sweet Pea stamps;  I hope these cards make you want to stamp something beautiful, be it a love card or some springtime cheer.   Check out the wonderful new stamps from artists Terra Biddlespacher and Elisabeth Bell as well as your other favorite artists at the store now!

Cheers, Holley

Karen Middleton's Sea Splash

Today I would like to share one of the newer Karen Middleton images titled Sea Splash, isn't she an adorable mermaid?

 Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Fading Love

Today I have a card to share with you.  I wanted to give a romantic feeling to this card.  I am still working on our room addition and I am so ready to get it done. My husband and I started hanging the Drywall last night and before I knew it it was 12:45 am.  We have to get up every morning by 5 am to get ready for work and we still both had to have showers before we could even think about going to bed.  We were covered in drywall dust.

 I used Fading Love by ching chou kuiks and you can find her as a single or on sheet #41 Plate #199.

I used some Prima papers, Colorbok die-cut frame behind the image, lace, Spellbinder border and corner die, Wild Orchid Crafts roses and copic markers.

I hope everyone has a safe Memorial Day with their family and friends,


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Lori is on YouTube Today!

Lori created this card holder using a Sweet Pea Stamp called Deep Into the Night, Lingeringly. You can find it individually or as part of a set of of four (Ching Chou's sheet 41, plate 199) at


Hi everyone, I hope you're doing fine. Today I show you a card I made with an elder stamp from fabulous Meredith Dillman, called 'Diamond'. She is available as a single stamp, and on Plate # 107 together with three more beautiful images.

I coloured the image with Distress Inks, and added some accents with Pencils and yellow Stickles.

Sweet Pea Stamps have just releases fabulous new images by ching-chou kuik's, Terra Bidlespacher and Elizabeth Bell. Just hurry to take a look at them!

Have a magical day!
Hugs, Karina

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


I'm loving all the new stamps from Anna Marie.  This one is called GATES TO ETERNITY or if like me you have to have them all then it's available on a stamp plate of four stamps. 
©Anna Marine's sheet 6, Plate 207

Hope you like how I've used this stamp showing it can be used in variety of ways and not necessary as the artist has drawn it.

If you would like more details please check out my blog here.

Best wishes,  


Monday, May 21, 2012

Connie-Beautiful View

Today I am sharing with you a card I made from 
ching-chou kuik's
"The Dragonfly"
This is an exceptionally beautiful
set with a gorgeous image and a lovely verse.
I chose to use only the verse
and paired it with an embossing folder by Sizzix
and a floral die by Magnolia.
I colored the embossing lightly
with Copic markers.
Rounding the corners and adhering
onto green and white cardstock
was all this CAS card needed.

You can find this lovely
mini-plate by clicking

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Spring Butterfly

This pretty fairy is Spring Butterfly by ching chou kuik for Sweet Pea Stamps.  I colored her one evening just to relax and she has been hanging around for some time.  I decided it was time to do her justice and make a card.  She needs to go spread joy to someone else :)

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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Customer Submission: Nataliya Simpson

Nataliya shares her beautiful creations today.

Elaine Cox's Miranda:

Nikki Burnette's Neva:

Karen Middleton' s Pixie Mush:

ching-chou kuik- Pick a Pumpkin:

Melissa Dawn's Velvet Spring:

ching-chou kuiks Fly Butterfly:

Friday, May 18, 2012

Blog Candy Winners-------

Blog Candy #1 for a $15 Gift Card: KC
Blog Candy #2 for $15: Lena Katrine
Blog Candy #3 for $20: Sara aka Eternal Princess Ryan

Congrats KC, Lena and Sara.
 Please e-mail me at
 with your first and last name so I can get your gift cards e-mailed out to you. You have until Sunday to respond.

Thank you everyone for partaking in our blog candy. 
Keep checking back, who knows when I will post the next candy...

Customer Submission: Kina

Kina shares her beautiful creations today.

Elisabeth Bell's Twinkle Toes Flutter:

Elisabeth Bell's Sand Play:

Elaine Cox's Maggie:

ching chou kuik's The Seahorse:

Terra Bidlespacher's Amora:

Brigid Ashwood's Zam:

Meredith Dillman Sheet 4 (plate 98):

ching-chou kuiks Come Softly:

Elaine Cox's Bess:

Elaine Cox's White Leaf Mermaid:

ching-chou kuik's Cheshire Cat Illusion:

Customer Submission: Randi Strimp

Randi shares her beautiful creations today.

Conie Fong's Abbie:

Elisabeth Bell's Party Present:

Lisa Victoria's Pirate Dragon:

Brigid Ashwood's Zam:

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Blog Winners----

The winners will be posted tomorrow morning between 7-8:00 am (eastern) 
Please check back, we will not e-mail you (I do not have access to all the e-mail addresses), 
you need to contact us once we post your blog name.
You have until Sunday night to contact me
Best of Luck!

Blog Candy #3

OK here is the last one..... 
How Does Your Garden Grow......
way off topic, but to me it is still an art form. 
This has been on my mind this past week, what colors I am going to pick this year. I normally do pinks, bluey/ purple and whites. Last year I only did yellows and blues. Hated the yellow flowers and in July dug them up and threw them all away. So.............
What color combination(s) are you using this year for your annual flowers. This could be one, two or how many you are going to use.
You have until 8:00 PM eastern to post your comment.
After 8:00 I will close the comment section.
One winner will be picked for a $20 gift card to
 Sweet Pea Stamps

Blog Candy #2

What is your favorite coloring medium (ex. copics, watercolors paints, watercolor pencils,  prisma pencils, etc)?
Post your comment by 6:00 PM eastern. Comment section will be closed after this.
One Winner will be randomly chosen for a $15 Sweet Pea Stamps Gift Card

Blog Candy #1

I have asked this several times in the past but since I am always adding to my collection, I like to know everyones current favorite.
so......... which stamp is your current favorite? I need the artist and the name of the stamp
I will pick one winner for this one, this one is for a $15 gift card to Sweet Pea Stamps.
You have until 6 pm (eastern time zone) to post, at this time I will close the comment section and randomly pick one winner.

Blog Candy???????

Are you ready for some blog candy???? I will be giving away 3 today. The first one will be a $15 gift card and will appear shortly.

Customer Submission: Robyn Pitcher

Robyn Pitcher shares her beautiful cards today.

Karen Middleton's Pixie:

Rachel Anderson's Pixie Dust: